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Exceptional, Classic British Racing

Exceptional, Classic British Racing

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Sep 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

In late July, I was lucky enough to witness classic car racing for the first time. The Silverstone Classic is a massive gathering of classic car lovers from around the UK, and I don't think there's a better introduction to the spectacle of vintage metal anywhere else in the world.

Belstaff and Aston Martin are a Sublime Pairing

Belstaff and Aston Martin are a Sublime Pairing

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Aug 2014

We can't imagine a more appropriate match for classic British motoring than Belstaff's signature hand-waxed leather jacket, itself derived from Belstaff's storied involvement with motorcycling, and their jeans sewn from soft Japanese denim. In fact, the same philosophy behind Aston Martin's hand-built manufacturing techniques, are behind Belstaff's approach to making timeless clothing.

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Elegant Aston Martin DB6 Designed for Speed

Elegant Aston Martin DB6 Designed for Speed

By Ronald Ahrens / 29 Aug 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

It can’t exactly be said that Aston Martin was seeking a lift when it announced the DB6 at the 1965 London Motor Show. Rather, it was a relief from lift of the aerodynamic kind that figured as a raison d’être for the new car. The outgoing DB5 was a rollicking automobile, not to mention its stature as a screen star, being James Bond’s equivalent of the Lone Ranger’s Silver. 

This Green Rover Wants to Come Over

This Green Rover Wants to Come Over

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Aug 2014

Yesterday, we brought you a German SUV in England. Today, we present an English rig in Germany. This left-hand-drive Land Rover Series III Station Wagon's original, smoke-free 2.25-liter diesel engine has gotten it through 72,000 miles.

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This Beauty is the UK's Largest Historic Racing Event

This Beauty is the UK's Largest Historic Racing Event

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Aug 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

The UK's biggest historic racing event took place during July's last weekend. The Silverstone Classic, winner of the 2013 Motorsport Event of the Year, includes over twenty races and a thousand cars spanning five decades of racing. From pre '53 sports cars such as the Jaguar D-Type and Aston Martin DB2 all the way to the newly-formed '90s GT Legends featuring the Ferrari F40 LM and several Mclaren F1 GTRs.

This TR6 Has Triumphed Over the Effects of Time

This TR6 Has Triumphed Over the Effects of Time

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Aug 2014

This Nixon-era ragtop's owner calls it a "Survivor." He or she would know, having helped the 102,000-mile Triumph TR6 stay on the road since taking possession in 1983. Keeping this English roadster in a garage has certainly prolonged its life.

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This Lotus is Pure Geometric Joy

This Lotus is Pure Geometric Joy

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Aug 2014

A wedge. It's usually just one an angle and a couple of planes. This particular wedge, a 1979 Lotus Esprit, is similarly styled, but comprises considerably more parts. However, many of them have been rebuilt, replaced, or refurbished.

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It's High Time That a Jaguar 420 Appears in the States

It's High Time That a Jaguar 420 Appears in the States

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Jul 2014

According to collector car insurance agency Hagerty, Jaguar 420s were not common purchases in the U.S. Nevertheless, you're looking at one registered right here in the good old U.S. of A. Over the past forty-seven years, this silver cat has only had three owners, the most recent of whom took possession in 1995.

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Wired for Beauty: Sculptures Capture Car's Essential Lines

Wired for Beauty: Sculptures Capture Car's Essential Lines

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jul 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

London-based Mr. Chris Twitchell is the man behind Wire Car Design, the enterprise that seeks to capture the art behind some iconic car designs, in scale, through the medium of wire. They handcraft beautiful artistic representations of a car’s form in wire that can be displayed in any indoor environment. Chris was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his schedule to give us some insight into his work.

Lotus For Sale Was Appropriately Named

Lotus For Sale Was Appropriately Named

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jul 2014

It takes a significant amount of élan–energy and enthusiasm–to refresh a classic automobile. Apparently, this 1968 Lotus has inspired a great deal of it. This 49,000-mile Plus 2 specimen was recommissioned after being stored for a lengthy stretch of time.

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